21-23 December 2008 3 pm 21st to 8:30
MOKOLODI NATURE RESERVE
Celebration” It is now over.
The objectives are attached. The Smiles, tears and bright ideas at the end was overall positive.
We expected nine people. One got sick and only eight came.
The budget of room, board and transport within US$200 was met (there were also donations of time, money, supplies).
Two new Servas members have been enrolled from Lesotho.
Hopefully when they return to Maseru in January 2009 they can begin to organize Servas in Lesotho.
Three pictures from the gathering are attached.
Items considered Attendance Regrets
Allocation of special tasks – recording meeting,
cooking, chairing, timing of meals, tea breaks, etc
Welcome, Objectives & Introductions Interview of New Member of Servas Botswana
Interview of New Member of Servas Lesotho
Briefing and overview of meeting / Aims and
objectives of meeting
Servas International History of Servas [now 60 years old]
History of Servas (including peace
activities, youth programmes, workcamps, and past
EGA Barcelona and Latina, future of Servas
South-North Links (Twinning with
Scandinavia) and progress on implementing them
EGA 2008, 7 to 11 September 2009 in
Servas in Botswana History, status, travellers in / travellers
on SERVAS AAM in Livingstone, Zambia, December 2007 Review of Servas in Africa and Future of
Servas in Africa
Servas Areas in Africa (past, present and
Changes taking place in the world that
impact on Servas (economic, social, political, divisions, restrictions on
travel, and so on).
Implications for Servas
in Africa and solutions. [consideration
of a number of background papers]
Reports from Africa Servas Members
travelling – numbers, experiences and Recommendations
Communication Issues Use of e-mails – improving communication
Servas web pages
Use of other networks (FaceBook, BeWelcome,
Africa Area Newsletter
Botswana offers a host
of wildlife parks and game parks. The Okavango Delta is Botswana's
rare treasure. It is the only inland delta in the world and
is easily explored via a dugout canoe. Relax on a boat trip
down the Chobe River and enjoy the serenity that Botswana offers
Finances Finances – expectations and realities
Possibility of larger meeting, e.g. next
year – establish planning committee, include teleconference feature while core
group is together – to contact & involve others
Evaluation and Any other Business, Evaluation